Egypt gave Anne Patterson the boot over her support for the Muslim Brotherhood
Egypt gave Anne Patterson the boot over her support for the Muslim Brotherhood and intimidation of Egyptian Christians.
Youm 7, a popular newspaper in Egypt (the sixth most accessed website in the nation according to Alexa), conducted a survey this morning asking its readers “Do you support the call to kick U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson out because she interfered in Egyptian affairs?”
A whopping 87.93% said yes, 10.54% said no, and 1.53% were indifferent.
El Fagr reported that, during their most recent phone conversation, Patterson demanded that Egypt's recently appointed Supreme Commander of the Egyptian Armed Forces, General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi, release all Muslim Brotherhood members currently being held for questioning.
Patterson called on Egyptians not to protest -- including by meeting with the Coptic Pope and asking him specifically to urge the nation's Christian minority not to oppose the Brotherhood, even though Christians were naturally the most to suffer under Morsi.
So Obama promoted her and she's still continuing her Jihad on behalf of the Brotherhood.
The desire of some elements in the Middle East to “eliminate Islamists entirely from the political scene” was complicating the fight against violent extremists, a senior State Department official said on Monday, citing the tendency of some to “conflate Islamists with terrorists.”
The remarks were made in Doha by Assistant Secretary for the Near East Anne Patterson, whose tenure as U.S. ambassador to Egypt was marred by allegations that she was too cozy with the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood before the military ousted it last July.
“Some people in this region conflate Islamists with terrorists and desire to eliminate the Islamists entirely from the political scene,” Patterson said. “Our difficult fight against violent extremists is made more complicated by this viewpoint. The need for compromise is underscored by political experience in the Arab world as well as our own.”
To make matters worse, Patterson was saying this in Qatar, a key Jihadist ally. But she is spelling out the Obama position that the only way to fight terrorism is by allowing the terrorists to take over and set up their Islamic states.